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and mr. obama said that the country must take action. >> a friday morning with chris this looming. -- christmas shooting. moments later, heavily armed officers went in and it terrified children aged between 5-10 were being carried out. >> i saw some of the bullets going past the hall that i was right next to and then the teacher pulled me into her classroom. we heard shots and everyone went on the ground. >> we all went over to a corner and the teacher was to keep us until the police officers. >> they had machine guns. >> i heard seven loud booms and then the teachers told us to go in the corner. we all huddled. i kept hearing these booming noises. >> as alarmed parents rushed back to the school, are the reports told of the gun at confronting a children and three -- confronting a teacher. it became clear that this was murdered on a horrific scale. >> there were fatalities, there was 18 children that were pronounced dead at the school. there were two that were transported to area hospitals and were pronounced dead at the hospital. there was six adults pronounced dead at the scene.
in. if these settlements continue to grow, britain and france have hinted at sterner action, although they are unlikely to go as far as withdrawing embassadors. -- embassadors -- ambassadors. >> rwanda has rejected a report that says it was involved in the rebel goma capture rebel in congo -- the democratic republic of congo. the drc is now back in control -- control. in the uk, starbucks says it will start paying corporation tax. the company has nearly 1/3 of the uk coffee shop market, but has only paid the tax once in the past 15 years. starbucks has been stung by public criticism of its actions. you're watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonight's program, nearly 25 years after a deadly gas attack, one kurdish town is still trying to identify the scores of people who died. to japan now, where the authorities are trying to figure out how tunnel collapsed on sunday, killing at least nine people. huge concrete slabs in the tunnel smashed on to cars. that started a fire on the main route from tokyo to central japan. we report now on that story. >> only this morning, the
. >> their struggling to cope with the unintended consequences of their actions -- they are struggling to cope with the unintended consequences of their actions. >> there is nothing that could make me feel worse than i do right now. we're so sorry. >> in london, that people who knew jacintha saldanha paid tribute to her humanity. >> she cared for my father at this time of need. she was a wonderful nurse. it is very disappointing to have lost her. >> the hospital repeated that she had not been reprimanded over the prank calls and pledged to do everything to help per family. the hospital announced the creation of a special memorial fund contribute to some monday described as an outstanding nurse. it will support her family -- to someone they described as an outstanding nurse. an inquest will begin the task of trying to understand what drove a dedicated nurse to her death. >> a prank call that had horrible consequences. let's go to new york or there has been an outcome in a sexual assault case involving dominique strauss-kahn. the former imf chief was accused of rape, but he has avoided an embarr
freedom? >> if president obama is serious about turning the motion on display here in to political action, it will be immensely hard. rage against him, lobby groups, even in america's supreme court. the american people might be the real problem. a ban on military assault rifles could be possible. some see the ownership as a symbol of their freedom and sales are booming. >> yesterday was the biggest we've ever had in 20 years. today we will probably eclipsed that. >> gun supporters are keeping silent at the moment. many think this type of emotions well and that. others say this is the present moment. >> we are the only industrialized country that has this problem. the only one. that is why we need immediate action from the president and congress. it should be at the top of their agenda. >> a heavily armed young man has brought death to his home town. america's agonizing about whether the love affair with guns is to blame and could last as long as the family's grief. abc news, newtown, conn.. >> the service that president obama spoke at was called an interface -- interfaith service. there a
a lot of people are calling for much tougher action, how do you think he will respond to those problems? what will be his priority? >> you were saying earlier, the contrast between john kerry and susan rice. he knows barack obama well. they served together on the senate foreign relations committee. but he does not bring the relationship into the job that susan rice would have. part of it would be sitting down with the president and determining what is, aside from world events that are already on the to do list -- where does barack obama want to make his mark in the second term? middle east peace? global warming? immigration reform? obviously, that will determine to some extent where john kerry moves going forward. >> thank you very much for joining us. as we just heard, what to do about the ongoing civil war in syria will be one of the big questions facing the next secretary of state. nato accused the assad government today of continuing to fire more scud missiles on its own people, claiming it was an act of desperation of a regime nearing its end. making matters worse, the harsh condit
in settlement of a class-action lawsuit taken out against the company by u.s. car drivers. there was a mass recall. the deal will cover the cost of installing a free break override system and millions of vehicles affected by that recall and cash payments to those who sold their vehicles or decide to say no to the break override system. you'll remember toyota has had several problems of the past 18 months or so. it looks like it is agreeing to pay $1.1 billion to settle a class-action -- that is an american legal concept which has spread where all the people affected by the same problem get together and they go through the american legal system. we will get more on that as soon as we can. within the last few hours, the former south african president, nelson mandela, has been discharged from hospital. he spent several weeks and treatment. he also had an operation to remove gall stones. he was in good spirits when visited by the current president on christmas day. a statement said that he would receive home-based care at his residence in johannesburg. storms have battered large areas of the un
to be temporary. the actions amount to a coup against democracy. >> a marathon 16-hour session, the assembly rushed through the new draft constitution. the few remaining liberals and christians notice what they say is too much emphasis on islam in the draft. egyptian law should follow the principles of the islamic law, like the old constitution. and this they will protect the true nature of the egyptian family and protect morals and values, something could be used to compose islamic values. they don't like the fact that the constitution has no guaranteed equality of both men and women. as soon as there is a referendum on the constitution, he will give up his controversial powers. >> we are passing through a very short but very important phase. >> nobel prize winner says that the draft constitution should be put in a garbage can of history. and once again, the protesters are forcing noisy opposition. >> they never divided the egyptians, we have no understanding if he is the president of egypt or the of the muslim brotherhood. they can only deepen and hardened was already a danger is divide in
. heyman and chose to assault it with an ink pen. he said his action was itself a work of art, part of a movement he co-founded, which argues that anything can be art. the judge sentencing him today for criminal damage did not buy the argument, saying it was unacceptable to promote his movement by damaging a work of art which was a gift to the nation. he handed out a two year jail term, which according to the man's friend, was a bit harsh. >> he is not guilty, from my point of view, because he did something new. now, it is two years in prison. i think it is too long. >> the incident took place in september at the tate modern. the man casually walked up to the painting and wrote on it. it took moments to perpetrate. because of complex printing techniques, the damage will take a great deal of effort, money, and time to repair. the ink soaked all the way through the canvas, affecting layer after layer of specially- mixed paint. >> it is extremely complicated. it takes a lot of thought and a lot of experimentation before you can even come to touching the painting. it is quite normal for
, but today u.b.s. was forced to pay a massive amounts for actions federal regulators called shocking. the penalty was levied for trying to manipulate a key interest rates that affect our rowers around the world. the u.s. is hardly alone -- u.b.s. is hardly alone in having to pay. >> caught trying to manipulate important interest rates and punished with 940 million pounds of fines and confiscation of ill-gotten gains. >> this is some of the most shocking behavior we have seen to date. this was prevalent across the firm for five years when people were seeking to manipulate an internationally used benchmark used for millions and trillions of pounds of contracts in order to benefit their own trading position. >> u.b.s. traders colluded with other firms in market rigging. one u.b.s. a banker said to a broker, let me do one humongous deal. i will pay $100,000, whatever you want. i am a man of my word. the bank has been punished by switzerland, the u.k., and the u.s. >> make no mistake. for u.b.s. traders, the manipulation of libor is about getting rich. as one broker told a derivatives tra
. people want a strong action from -- from thent's government. until then, they are prepared to keep the heat on. >> a delay until tuesday. the constitution in egypt was supposed to be passed, but now, the electoral commission says they will be looking at allegations of irregularities in the voting process. we were sent this report from cairo. >> egypt, on the brink of a new era. for weeks now, this country has been gripped by political turmoil. there is a lot at stake. egyptians have been waiting on a new constitution, and an early tally says more than 60% voted yes, but the result is not official yet. the guests of voters cannot get a victory for morsi and his supporters, and they say it will help egypt get back on track. >> there was not any blood spilled. the egyptian should be happy that it was approved. >> but it is very controversial. in the run-up to the referendum, of violent clashes broke out at the presidential palace in cairo. critics fear the charter could give islamists too much power. some are worried they will not be protected, and the opposition says it will continue
age makes me feel good on film, like we are not forgotten. >> liam neeson is flourishing as an action star at the age of 60, maintaining that older people have been underserved by hollywood. >> they're making movies for 15- year-old up to 25-year-olds. >> studios maintain that older people figure into their calculations. >> older audiences are avid moviegoers, they grew up with the habit, and they like to go to theaters, so they are an important part. >> the supply of movies catering to older people will continue, partly because the moviegoing audience appears to be getting older. last year in the u.s., the number of teenagers going to the cinema declined, while admissions among older people increased. the statistics may reflect the 78-strong baby boom generation have been more time to go to the movies more often. and films resonating with older audiences are winning awards. this film took home the top prize at the cannes film festival, and just last week admitted on to the preliminary short list for best foreign that movie oscar. >> more news on the website, bbc.com/news. >> make sen
to reverse. >> our fight against the indian government, who are not taking any actions against this ruthless thing that happens almost every day in our country. >> we are asking for justice for them and for us. that is the only thing and that is 34i view. >> the victim herself continues to make progress in a delhi hospital and is conscious. >> meanwhile, the consequences of the attack on her are stretching a long way beyond this corner of delhi. "bbc news." >> thousands of british soldiers have been spending what is expected to be their last christmas in afghanistan. every soldier has been promised a traditional christmas dinner as officers say they are determined to make the most of the season. this is our report. >> in afghanistan santa makes his deliveries by military hocket. mail and presents from loved ones. as well as getting on with their tasks, there has been time to make austere camps feel more like home. deck rakeses helps one get into the caroline. >> i am quite home bed really. i like being at home with my mom and stuff. >> what do you make of that here? >> opening my presents ba
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